The Future of Catholic Education


In 2012 the goals and priorities of the Alive in Christ! Mission Advancement Initiative were established to ensure our schools and parishes are more vibrant in 2018 when we celebrate the bicentennial of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Roman Catholic Foundation was founded in 2013 to provide long-term funding support for vibrant parishes and schools. One of its first major endeavors is to conduct the Beyond Sunday campaign to raise more than $100 million to invest in our parish communities and transform Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The beONE vision calls special attention to both Alive in Christ! and Beyond Sunday, providing vital support to parishes, providing scholarship support to middle-income families, increasing the academic capacity of our schools, and promoting innovation in Catholic education.

Core Initiatives         


The Mission Advancement Initiative for Catholic Schools


A campaign led by the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri

Contact Information

Kurt Nelson, PhD
Superintendent of Catholic Education
beONE Priority Lead 
Mark Guyol
President & CEO, Roman Catholic Foundation
beONE Priority Lead 



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